Medicine: Chemists v. Physicians

The American Chemical Society is no less eager to publicize itself and its doings than is the American Medical Association. Early last week the Society's publicity department handed reporters a copy of a speech by a Jersey City manufacturing chemist named Herman Seydel in which that Doctor of Philosophy declared that a compound of benzoates of his devising was the long-sought single cure for arthritis (TIME, Sept. 14). The speech was released for immediate publication, though Chemist Seydel was not to deliver it before the Society, meeting in Pittsburgh, until four...

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